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Michael Adair

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

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Men's 60

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Jan. 30, 2015
softball4b
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BP Bat?????

I have a 26oz Demarini One and put on a 2 oz batting sleeve. Bat is lasting forever and I get the ego boost of hitting with a senior bat. Lord knows my ego is as fragile as a skinny teenage boy getting ready to ask the best looking girl in school to prom.

Truth though any bat that mimics the swing weight of your gamer is what you should use in BP. I watched a teammate just demolish the ball in BP after BP and then get in the game and hit 500' popups. Finally I realized he was swinging a 32oz bat in bp and a 27 in the game. Let me think 40-60 swings with a bat 5 oz heavier than his gamer. Needless to say after he switched to a lighter bat in BP, he was a much improved hitter.

Once your gamer is hot, never ever swing it in BP.
Dec. 31, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Studs N Duds Hemet Jan 10-11

We are not a team per se. SoCal, All of our guys play tournament ball with other teams. I try to put together an orphan / no drama mama / play when your other team is not playing bunch. Whatever group of guys we get is the level we play.
Dec. 31, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Studs N Duds Hemet Jan 10-11

We have 8 players looking for 3-4 more.
Dec. 29, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Studs N Duds Hemet Jan 10-11

I have 7 players ready to play 50 AAA in Hemet. If there is anybody wanting to get some work in and not affect your status on your tournament team?

Mike Adair
softball4b@aol.com
Dec. 17, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: player qualification

Since the dividing line is the Mississippi, would not it depend where the team was domiciled in MN. The river does not run along the border throughout the entire state. ;-)
Dec. 9, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many 55 Major plus teams

Grants Posse is SoCal.
Dec. 2, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Balls

Jdub, I think you mean 2016. I fully expect there to be ONE ball next year, STOTE only except for the World Championship. All other tourney SSUSA Stote.

Nov. 18, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter National Results

What I think, not that it matters to anyone but me, there is an awful lot of talk from people who don't identify themselves on the board. Everyone is entitled to their opinion so own it and put your names on your identities. Just saying.

Mike Adair
Nov. 10, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Veterans Day 11/11/14

I did not go anywhere and I did not do anything, but I served.

To the REAL veterans, Thank You.

1974-77 U.S. Army 463rd MP

Mike Adair

Nov. 4, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team move-ups

It is their status within the Senior Softball Organizations. The All Tournament players also receive a point toward the HOF eligibility.
Oct. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Are The Settings?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0apdk6buTo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__5jcsQFm7Y

When setting for popups change the spring load to the weakest setting.
Oct. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Are The Settings?

Plenty of videos on Utube, expect 10-11' arc, with a new spring expect about 52-55' in distance.
Oct. 30, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What Are The Settings?

Raise the pitch arm to the highest setting

Pull arm should be set at the lowest setting

Spring setting slowest, the setting closest to the tee.

Extra thoughts, replace the 3 inch stakes with 9 inch tent pegs, once you have the pitch location correct, tent pegs on either side of heel. Total 4 pegs.
Oct. 29, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Fred Purvis

Heart attack, passed away in his sleep.
Oct. 29, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Fred Purvis

Fred Purvis was a true gentleman and a premier power hitter in Senior Softball. Fred and I both played on a team from Kansas City. He left the year before I started playing, that is probably the only reason they picked me up.

When I played against him I would try to talk to him and most of the time he would just look at me. I thought for longest time, is this guy a jerk or what. Later on when we were teammates on GSF I found out he was deaf and would not wear his hearing aids when he played ball. Needless to say now I felt like the jerk. He always got a laugh out of that.

When we were playing against Fred in the World's this year, we had our choice of pitching to Webbie or Fred. Neither was a good choice, but we chose to pitch to Webbie. The moment was never too big for Freddie.

I am going to miss the "Big Guy."
Oct. 27, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: CONGRATS TO HOF INDUCTEES

Thanks Sam, it is a great honor to be included in this group of men.

BTW you are a sandbagger, AAA.

Get your deer this week.
Oct. 17, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Men 50 team!!

Good luck with that.
Oct. 16, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Men 50 team!!

Kevin, I think you need to buy a "P"..kevans@danapoint.org
Oct. 15, 2014
softball4b
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields and Teams - Major Tournaments

Not gonna happen.

SPA is South,
ISA - Northeast
SSUSA - West

Vegas is the best city for a venue of this size West of the Mississippi. Cheapish flights in, lots of entertainment for the non softball players, and very decent weather.

The best you can hope for is a redistribution of the teams based on bracket size and or LV brings more of their park online and upgraded.

Oct. 15, 2014
softball4b
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Men 50 team!!

Charles,

if you are interested in being seen and checking out some of the teams, send me an email. We are playing in a one day tournament in Hemet on Nov 1.

softball4b@aol.com
Mike Adair
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